Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Gorgeous little chest of drawers

Remember how I won this at last week's antique furniture auction:

Even though I would have been able to sell it without painting it, I decided to be true to my signature style and paint it and restore the wood on the top (it actually really needed restoring as was badly marked). I love how it turned out.

It's painted in Dulux's Antique White USA and then the recessed sections of the wood trim are painted with a very fine artist paintbrush in Dulux's Limed White. I then topcoated it with Cabot's Cabothane Water Based Clear Varnish. For the top I sanded it back, applied one layer of Wattyl Dark Walnut stain and then sanded it back again and then applied two coats of Miniwax Wipe on Poly.

Into the shop it goes...although if it doesn't sell I'll happily bring this one home!



  1. The drawers came up gorgeous Fiona great job. Sandy x

  2. What a pretty dresser. Like the white against the dark top. Nicely done!

  3. Beautiful dresser with beautiful lines. Great work it looks so much better.

  4. beautiful! love the fresh crisp white with the dark top and hardware!

  5. this is sooo pretty! i love how it turned out

    I'd love for you to link this up to my new link party, Your Whims Wednesday!

  6. That dresser is so beautiful. I have been a follower for a while. I would love for you to come and follow me back. Thanks.

  7. Love your style Fiona, I am sure it will sell - i think letting go of your favorites might be one of the big challenges of this career !

  8. Love love it! I'm a shabby chic kind of girl and I love your work.

    1. thanks very much! I hope you enjoy your time looking around my blog.


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